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Loftus-Cheek has surgery on ruptured achilles

Loftus-Cheek has surgery on ruptured achilles

16/05/2019 at 19:59Updated 16/05/2019 at 21:00

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has had surgery after suffering a ruptured achilles after a friendly in the United States, the club has confirmed.

Loftus-Cheek was playing for Chelsea in a friendly against New England Revolution in Boston, USA.

Chelsea won the game 3-0 with two goals from Ross Barkley and another from Olivier Giroud as part of a charity match called the Final Whistle on Hate. The game was part of a campaign against anti-Semitism launched by the club.

Boss Maurizio Sarri has had his plans for the final against Arsenal put in doubt as Loftus-Cheek caught his foot on the ground and appeared to twist the joint. He left the pitch with 21 minutes of normal time remaining, and left the Gillette Stadium on crutches and with his left foot in a protective boot.

An achilles rupture could see him miss all of next season, and puts his involvement in Euro 2020 in doubt.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea is challenged by Diego Fagundez of New England Revolution (R) during the Friendly Match match between New England Revolution and Chelsea at Gillette Stadium on May 15, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea is challenged by Diego Fagundez of New England Revolution (R) during the Friendly Match match between New England Revolution and Chelsea at Gillette Stadium on May 15, 2019 in Foxborough, MassachusettsGetty Images

Chelsea are already missing Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger through injury, but Loftus-Cheek has emerged as one of the side's in-form players over the second half of the Premier League season.

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